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Old 22nd March 2013, 07:14 PM
MMaddi MMaddi is offline
yDNA: R-CTS2509; mtDNA: T2e
 
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The transmission of mtDNA is solely from mother to children (sons and daughters) and then from her daughters to their children. The "most distant maternal ancestor" would be along the line mother<maternal grandmother<maternal grandmother's mother, etc. It's not just any woman on the maternal side ancestry, but that specific line.
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